This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was meant to be Top Ten Author Duos that you’d like to see write a book together, but I was finding that topic really hard and could only come up with four pairings, so instead of struggling through and trying to find more author duos, I decided I would pick a topic from the archives to do this week and the topic I have chosen is Top Ten Favourite Debuts, my favourite debut novels.
- Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone-JK Rowling-Of course I had to put this book on here! It’s not actually my favourite one of the series (that honour goes to The Goblet of Fire), but it’s the book that introduced us all to Harry and the amazing Wizarding World that JK Rowling created which means it will always be very special to me.
- Skulduggery Pleasant-Derek Landy-Again not my favourite book in the series, but it is a brilliant book that got me hooked on this amazing series. If you have not read the Skulduggery Pleasant books yet then what the hell are you waiting for? They have a magic, walking, talking, skeleton detective, what more could you want?
- Black Beauty-Anna Sewell-This may be kind of cheating as this was the only book she wrote, but I don’t care, it’s one of the few classic books that I’ve ever truly loved and it’s a beautiful story.
- HIVE-Mark Walden-I raced through this book, it was so action packed and so much fun to read and as soon as I was finished I couldn’t wait to read the next one. I think I read the rest of the books that were published at the time within the next few weeks! He really needs to publish the newest one soon, because I am impatient and I need to know what happens next!
- Dangerous Girls-Abigail Haas-I’m cheating a little here, as this was not her debut novel, but it was the first novel she wrote under this pen name so I think it still counts. This book is incredible and has an absolutely mind-blowing ending, if you have not read it yet, then do!
- Girl, Missing-Sophie McKenzie-This wasn’t actually the first book of hers that I read, I started with The Medusa Project, but it was her first novel. I really enjoyed this, it’s not my favourite of her books, but it was enjoyable enough that I wanted to read the rest of the series.
- Flambards-KM Peyton-Again, not my favourite of the books she has written, but this was the book that introduced me to her as an author and I liked it enough to try some of her other books.
- The Truth About Celia Frost-Paula Rawsthorne-I loved this book! The mystery was great, it kept me hooked until the end, it was one of those books where you just get so into it that it’s really hard to put it down!
- Between Shades of Grey-Ruta Sepetys-A more recent read, this book is amazing and heartbreaking and yet somehow full of hope as well. It’s a beautiful book which shows the amazing strength and considerable suffering of the Baltic people during World War II and is definitely worth a read, if you’d like to learn about part of history that isn’t really taught in schools.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning-Lemony Snicket-This also wasn’t my favourite one of this series, but it did introduce me to the series and made me want to read on, so that makes it a good debut.
What are your favourite debut novels? Would we share any? Let me know!
I will be back next week with a new Top Ten Tuesday, 10 wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie to grant me, it sounds like a fun one, so I’m looking forward to it, but in the meantime, I will have a new Wishlist Wednesday post for you all tomorrow, so make sure to check that out.